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Helen moved from Maine to Connemara

Helen Aylward comes all the way from Maine, USA, but now lives in the Gaeltacht! Here’s her member interview with Bitesize Irish. I am very lucky to be able to say I live in An Droim, South Connemara in County Galway. Originally, I am from Portland, Maine, USA. How I started I moved to Ireland specifically to study the Irish language and …

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The Peril of the Irish Language

Sometimes we should remind ourselves of how much or a marginal language the Irish language is in Ireland.  This all depends on your perspective. My overall view is highly positive: there’s a huge energy and spirit among Irish language speakers (read more below). It’s certainly not a “dead” or extinct language. 

Names Matter - Bitesize Irish Podcast 082

Names Matter (Podcast 082)

A small cultural practice gives us insight into underlying culture in Ireland: that is that a good number of people in Ireland use the Irish language of their name on Facebook, even though the Irish language is not part of their everyday lives. But that still gives us an insight into the culture, and people’s …

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Show Up (Ep. 081)

Listen to Episode 081 of the Bitesize Irish Podcast above. If you have limited time, should you show up, or give up? Should you keep chipping away at that journey that fulfills your heart, or keep putting it off until you regret never doing it? Should you pluck up the energy to work five minutes …

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Discover the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Quizzes

Bitesize Irish Gaelic includes learning-enhancement quizzes. They’re not to stress you out, but rather to help you learn words and spelling in Irish Gaelic, faster.

Don’t drive in Ireland, Electric-Bike it

On our podcast, we’ve previously discussed whether you should rent a car or take a tour bus when visiting Ireland. The overwhelming answer was: drive, because it gives you the freedom to see Ireland at your own pace.